It is heading towards to being another mediocre season at the Emirates with Arsenal going nowhere after showing early season promise once again. Many fans have been calling for Arsene Wenger’s exit as they fear if he stays at the club next season, few star players could leave, and it would take the club in backward direction.
With fans showing their frustration and results not going his way, Wenger must be wary of his unsettled position at the Emirates perhaps for the first time. The Frenchman went out of his way to buy two big-money signings at Arsenal in Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, however, that may come back to bite him.
While Wenger may have got used to the mediocre nature of results at the club, Ozil and Sanchez have come from clubs (Real Madrid & Barcelona), where winning league title was seen as a mandatory task. After both the players spending couple of seasons at Arsenal, they are aware of the same thing happening next season if Wenger stays in the job.
If the Frenchman is still in charge of the job at Arsenal, we could see Ozil and Sanchez put in transfer requests and move elsewhere, where they can actually win something. There has been a lot of talks of Sanchez being wanted by Pep Guardiola, when he takes over at Manchester City next season.
Alexis and Ozil have been vital for Arsenal:
Sanchez has reciprocated a similar feeling when he told the Chilean media of how he is looking forward to work again with Pep Guardiola after their Barcelona stint was cut short.
As for Ozil, he has been linked as a possible replacement and perhaps an upgrade to Mario Gotze at Bayern Munich. Both these options are lucrative and at the moment, better than Arsenal can hope of offering to their star players. Next season will be crucial for Arsenal football club, as they would have to show ambition and ruthlessness to ensure their key men stay at the club.
However, if the North London club decide to stick with Wenger, we could see a Sanchez/Ozil vs Wenger emerging at Arsenal, which will then turn in to a situation where either Wenger stays at the club or the two players, who can offer more to the Gunners in longer run.
Choice will be up to the Arsenal’s board, and they need to make their boldest decision in last 17-18 years since appointing Arsene Wenger for the first time.
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